Sullivan & Worcester Adds Joseph Segilia as Partner in Corporate Practice Group

Segilia brings in-house experience and bolsters firm’s capabilities in cannabis market
Press Release
July 18, 2022

New York, NY - International law firm Sullivan & Worcester today announced an expansion of its Corporate Practice Group with the addition of Joseph Segilia as partner in the firm’s New York office. His practice is focused on representing clients in the cannabis industry as well as corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and capital markets transactions.

Joe joins Sullivan from Unrivaled Brands, Inc., a vertically-integrated cannabis multi-state operator, where he was the company’s General Counsel and one of the first General Counsels of a publicly-traded cannabis company.

"Joe brings a unique skill set to Sullivan, enabling us to offer a broader array of services to existing clients and to pursue new opportunities," said David Danovitch, director of Sullivan's Corporate Department in New York. "His insights into the cannabis industry, his vast professional network and his comprehensive experience managing the full-range of matters associated with negotiating financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions expands Sullivan’s growing offerings. We’re thrilled to have him on the team."

In addition to transactional work, Joe advises clients regarding corporate governance and disclosure matters, including compliance with Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requirements, stock exchange listing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance.

"I’ve had the good fortune to know some of my new Sullivan colleagues for almost a decade and I’m really pleased to call them my partners," Joe said. "With the cannabis industry continuing to rapidly expand, I’m confident that Sullivan’s platform and breadth of related offerings, particularly in corporate, capital markets, tax and biotech, will align ideally with my practice. Plus, Sullivan’s Israel-based clients are already actively engaged in this area. I’m excited about the growth potential."

Prior to his work at Unrivaled, Joe was a partner at Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck PC, where he represented cannabis clients and before that, at Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, and at Morrison Cohen, LLP. He launched his career at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Admitted to the Bar in New York and in the United Kingdom, Joe earned his B.A, magna cum laude, from Luther College; his J.D. from New York University School of Law; and his L.L.M. from University College London. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Cannabis Bar Association.

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm with over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally.

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